While preserving history and tradition, the Brookland Park Boulevard Annual Historic Festival strives to stimulate local economy, entertain, and involve the community and visitors in a fun-filled atmosphere.
What began as a vision to bring people from all over the Northside to the Historic District of Brookland Park Boulevard area to enjoy the beauty and history of our community, July 2014 turned into an event larger than its founding members ever expected–experiencing well over 700 attendees. It continues to grow with each year. Imagine strolling along streets brimming with a sea of smiling faces, glistening in the bright sunshine, stages of pulsing music from every corner, and children dancing, jumping, and squealing in delight as balloons and grills season the cool summer air. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
The city of Richmond may have funds available for sidewalk repairs and our city council is looking for a prioritized list! We owe this list to the city by Friday so please submit your requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Also a reminder, we will be holding our first virtual association meeting this Sunday, May 30, 2021. For more details, see our event page.
The North Barton Heights Civic Association will hold its 2021 kick-off meeting via Zoom on Sunday, May 30th, 2021 from 10am to 11:30am. All residents of North Barton Heights are welcome to attend to meet the association leadership, learn about membership in the association, and hear about our plans for 2021, including the hopeful start to a community farmers market.
We will be inviting our local Richmond Police 4th Precinct Sector 411 and 412 lieutenants, city council representatives (Ann-Frances Lambert of the 3rd District and Ellen Robertson of the 6th District), as well as the Richmond City Democratic Committee 3rd Ward representatives to discuss the upcoming June Democratic Primary. We will make an effort to invite local candidates running in the election if able.
Each year the organizer and volunteers of the Brookland Park Community Garden aim to grow and distribute free organic vegetables to some student families of Richmond Community High School as well as neighbors who continue to suffer fresh food insecurities or those on limited fixed incomes. The steering group has been growing seedlings in the greenhouse, hand tilling the fields, and getting ready for planting, but could use your help!
The garden and orchard coordinator, Karen Link, and the Historic Brookland Park Collective president, Willie Hilliard, have launched a GoFundMe to help them achieve their goal of $3,120. This money will be used to fund five cubic yards of compost, 10-15 cubic yards of top soil, a load of mulch, need six (6) 2x4x8s; four (4) 4x4x8s and one large box of exterior screws (3”) flat standard head (not hex).
They’re also trying to raise funds to purchase supplies to build 4-5 elevated raised beds so that those with limited mobility may also enjoy growing their own veggies. Each elevated bed will stand 3’ high with a bench at one end for those who may tire easily. The cost of each bed is estimated to be approximately $300.00 each. These beds are considered to be permanent, made up of concrete (not cinder blocks or wood).